1 - 2 December 1992
William Ward A.R.A. (1766-1826)
Hesitation (Frankau 157)
stipple engraving printed in colours, 1786, an undescribed proof, before all letters, a very fine impression, the colours fresh, published by W. Dickinson, London, 1786, with margins, the right platemark partly split and supported on the reverse, slight staining, framed
P. 258 x 207 mm.
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The published state includes the verse:
Before I write the final Yes,
That fixes me for Life,
I'll well compare, my present bliss
With that of being a Wife.
A remarkable collection inspired by the Pacific Ocean and spanning topographical paintings, Chinese Export pictures and images of Tahiti by Gauguin
Interior designer Rita Konig on her design philosophy and the interiors she created for our Collector sales in London this November